Wakefield, NH

Wakefield responded to the Workforce Housing mandate by passing a so-called Workforce Housing Ordinance that explicitly invokes the Inclusionary Housing zoning tool authorized by the State. Under Wakefield’s ordinance, residential Workforce Housing developments are allowed by Conditional Use Permit in most of the land zoned for residential and agriculture uses. Single-family, duplex, and multifamily housing (up to eight units per structure) are allowed. Base density and dimensional requirements carry over from base districts, with density bonuses of 15% offered to developments with at least 30% of units qualifying as Workforce Housing.